The Diablitas won against Zimbabwe by 2 to 0 at the end of the day in the first crossings for 9th to 16th place in the Junior World Cup in Santiago. Those directed by Alejandro Gómez did not have a good production, but it was enough for them to get the victory. Now they will face the United States for a place in the final game for ninth place.
The first quarter was the best for the Chilean youth women’s hockey team. That was his attack the most and created the most chances. And that’s when he scored the first goal of the game through a short corner. It was a cross shot Constanza Muñoz (8′) leaving no chance for goalkeeper Tanatswa Mutaramuswa. Chile confirmed its difference in the hierarchy in the second quarter and, in the same way, achieved the second goal which was the last. This time Martina Gago (23′) pushed him under the goal to increase the lead.
The last 30 minutes were difficult for the South American team without finding the best way to extend the advantage against a smaller opponent. The difficulties that need to be reconsidered in a fundamental match against the United States, with the aim of reaching the match for ninth place and, thus, achieving their best position in the history of a Junior World Cup,.
The last time the Chileans and the Americans met was for the Junior Pan American Cup. There, those from the North American continent left the hosts of the current World Cup without a final after defeating them in shoot-outs in the semifinals.
This is how Las Diablitas is structured today: Headlines: Emilia Molín, Francisca Irazoqui, Monserrat Obon, María Goñi, Victoria Arrieta, Laura Müller, Constanza Pérez, Constanza Muñoz, Dominga Valdés, Martina Gago, Josefina Gutiérrez. Substitutes: Montserrat Araya, Alejandra Mujica, Laura Salamanca, Isidora Caravia, Monserrat Orellana, Josefina Martínez, and Milagros Gago.